New man in charge at Manchester law firm

Tim Cross

A Manchester law firm has appointed a new managing partner to lead the organisation.

Langleys Solicitors,which has offices in Manchester, Lincoln and York has promoted Tim Cross to managing partner.

Tim is taking over from David Thompson who has led the firm for the past 10 years.

Tim will be responsible for the strategic direction of the firm.

For the past 10 years Tim has been head of the commercial division where he led on the relationships with some of Langleys’ biggest clients, including Helmsley Group and In-site Property Solutions.

He has also played a major role in the firm’s leadership team for the past decade.

The promotion to managing partner will now see Tim work closely with the business service heads and senior leadership team, to take the law firm into its next phase of growth across its three sites.

A commercial property lawyer by background, Tim specialises in retail, investment and development work.

Prior to joining Langleys, Tim sat on the board of directors at Lupton Fawcett, having been an equity partner at various leading firms since the early 2000s.

He originally qualified in 1988 and has spent his 30-year career in law firms throughout Leeds and Yorkshire.

He said: “It is an honour to be appointed to managing partner at Langleys Solicitors, the firm that has been a fantastic and inspiring home to me for the past ten years.

“David has taken Langleys Solicitors’ on an incredibly exciting journey over the last decade; now it is time to consolidate that work, and further develop our values and behaviours in order to build a sustainable platform for the next phase of growth. Langley’s is a sum of its people, and putting them first makes for a successful firm of happy, dedicated and ambitious lawyers.”